Benefit – Nude Scandal #30in30

BENEFIT NUDE SCANDAL

The ‘Double The Lip’ Lipsticks from Benefit are unlike anything else I have seen, a liner and lip colour in one giving the illusion of fuller lips in one step. Kind of a 3D effect is the idea and I really like them. One of my favourites for day to day ‘pop in my handbag’ wear is Nude Scandal because on me it’s a very neutral ‘barely there’ colour.

BENEFIT NUDE SCANDAL

They’re all super creamy and hydrating, I don’t find that they settle in to dryness at all and so they’re flattering on lips that aren’t in the best condition, perfect for this time of year! Along with that however comes very little staying power. This before and after isn’t the best example because the colour is so close to my natural lip colour it almost appears to be none existent in the second photo but in actual fact it’s just lost its glossy finish.

BENEFIT NUDE SCANDAL

It leaves behind a little colour and wears evenly but you need to be prepared to top up regularly. The main issue I have with them is that the liner colour tends to wear down more quickly than the main lip colour and so (as you can see below) it becomes almost pointless if you bought it for the 3D liner effect. Some are worse than others in this regard and I still really like the product and the concept but it’s something worth noting.

BENEFIT NUDE SCANDAL

I swatched the entire line of these in this post if you’re interested and you can buy them online here.

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